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self-portrait by Black Crow

Black Crow: Self Portrait

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Black Crow's story in his own words:

I've been doing this type of art work for about 10 years now since I've been in the Prisons of Massachusetts, so I've had a lot of practice and got pretty good with it. This Prison at Gardner has a Native Circle so you would well know I've been changing my ways of thinking and of life. You asked where I come from? Honestly I couldn't tell you. I was adopted into a White family at the age of 9 months old. Brought up by them and their ways. I always knew I was adopted but not till awhile ago did I ask if I was Native. She said Yes. I do not know from who or where do I come from. Sometimes I really wonder and would like to know. Though you know ... if I really asked these parents more it would hurt their feelings that they brought me up all this time, leading into a big thing. Right now I am very happy that the Spirit has led me here and I can practice the ways of our Ancestors, Elders and our Native Tradition. It is truly the way to live no matter where we are, not only for ourselves but for the Generations to come.
[from a letter to Little Rock Reed, dated September 26, 1995]

Black Crow was a named plaintiff in Trapp, et al. v. DuBois, et al., a lawsuit for religious freedom in prison in Massachusetts.

Black Crow was granted parole in 2021.

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